In the recent past, I have disliked the shrub often called just “Yew” because I’ve felt they were overused in our American residential landscapes, and they required a lot of work on my part to maintain. But in recent years I’ve come to be a little fonder of this evergreen plant.
We have a row of yews along the north and south fence that surrounds our pool area. Every year for the past 30 years, I’ve had the dreaded responsibility of keeping them trimmed so they don’t intrude upon the walkway around the pool. Ugh! [Read more…]